Noel Semple is running to be our provincial Liberal candidate in the riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore to deliver progress for our community—and all of Ontario.
For almost 10 years Noel and his family have established deep roots in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and are actively involved in community organizations and local activities.
Noel is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and holds a Ph.D. in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. As a law professor at the University of Windsor, Noel has dedicated his professional life to education and access to justice. An award-winning instructor, he teaches three courses to students there and has done a great deal of research on how to make the law better, publishing articles in a number of international journals.
Throughout his professional career, Noel has been devoted to community and public service in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. He serves on the Board of Directors of South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, a Legal Aid Ontario clinic serving low-income residents. Noel also spearheads the Better Dundas Coalition, a local residents organization dedicated to improving road safety along Dundas Street West in Etobicoke.
Noel is a dedicated member of the Liberal Party. For nearly a decade, he has supported Liberal candidates at the federal and provincial level and has collaborated with the Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding association to organize virtual policy forums with George Smitherman, Dianne Saxe, and Yasir Naqvi.
Noel believes that protecting publicly funded universal health care, fighting climate change, and creating opportunities for families and hard-working individuals begins with smart, evidence-based public policy and a government with the confidence to take action. He is eager to join Steven Del Duca’s team to be a voice for the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore at Queens Park.
He lives in Etobicoke-Lakeshore with his wife, Angelique, their two children, Madeleine and Malcolm, and two cats—Ginger and Pip.